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Afghan president says Islamic State group has claimed suicide bombing that killed at least 33

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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president says that the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 33 people.

PHOTO: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack near a bank branch in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The suicide bomb attack on the bank branch has killed dozens of people, officials said. (AP Photo)
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack near a bank branch in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The suicide bomb attack on the bank branch has killed dozens of people, officials said. (AP Photo)

Officials say the attack in Jalalabad on Saturday also wounded 105 people.

Speaking in Faizabad, President Ashraf Ghani said: "In the horrific incident in Nangarhar (province), who took responsibility? The Taliban didn't claim responsibility. Daesh claimed responsibility for it."

Daesh is an Arabic acronym for the Islamic extremist group.

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PHOTO: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack near a bank branch in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The suicide bomb attack on the bank branch has killed dozens of people, officials said. (AP Photo)
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